The front of the property has suburb River views over the River Thames, there are no passing cars, no fumes, no boy racers, etc., just tranquil tidal waters teaming with fish and wildlife. The occasional passing ship or cruise liner slowly sails by, as does the River Shuttle bus on route every 15 minutes East to Greenwich, or Westminster up river. Catch this at Canary Wharf Pier.
The other side of the property has green lawns in a residential Private Square filled with mature rose bushes, many trees and seating, affording the most charming and private of holiday locations. Squirrels and the neighbourhood cat will keep you company.
Here each house has it's own generous private parking space, off street, adjacent, included within your booking. The house has 3 double bedrooms, 2 of the beds are king sized and one bedroom has 2 single beds, these 3 bedrooms are supported by 2 bathrooms. The top floor bedroom has a bathroom en-suite with a large bath with overhead shower, a bidet, a marbled vanity unit with wash basin and a toilet. At the other side of the room is the large bed and a private balcony overlooking the River Thames. There's seating and a table on the balcony so you can relax and while away the time watching the changing watery scenery, perhaps sip something cool. You will see the cormorants, gulls and passing ships.
The sailors on the Navel vessels often line up along the length of the ship in their formal dress to welcome and salute the docks as they sail past. Quite a sight really.
The 2nd floor has a bedroom at each side of the house with a bathroom in-between. This has a large shower enclosure with power shower. These two bedrooms on this level, one has a river view and one has a view of the private square gardens. All very quiet even though you are nearby the hustle and bustle of town. (Canary Wharf has a vibrant night life but no noise is heard along the river.)
The international exhibition centre “EXCEL EXHIBITION CENTRE” is 12 minutes away by either train or car. We have many returning guests who come each year to visit this centre. They get to know the area, the smugglers inn nearby 'The Gun' which is 16th Century and nowadays a thriving restaurant. They get to know the local pubs such as 'The George' at Crossharbour station. There are so many fine restaurants, we like 'The Gun' as it's very good and only 100 meters walk away from our garden gate. Along and around the waterways at Canary Wharf are so many good places to dine with a choice of international cuisine with notable Chefs. There are places for children too and of course you can dial up for free delivery of Indian, Mexican, Chinese, Italian, Thai., and a host of burger and pizza places.
The house is nearby the trendy, busy financial world of Canary Wharf.,with it's restaurants, many shops and vibrant nightlife. The house is fully insured for holiday lettings, provides excellent light and airy accommodation for up to 6 people, maximum. The rental rate given is for 4 people only and varies by £100 for each additional person to a maximum of 6 people. There's FREE WIRELESS INTERNET, PRIVATE PARKING and a full satellite package supplied by the 40' HD TV.in the open plan lounge. So whether your interests are Australian Cricket, Wimbledon Tennis, a Premier football match, International channels in various languages, or you wish to watch the news from where you come from, you can record it and watch it when it suits you. A 2nd TV is in the 3rd bedroom on the 3rd floor (not satellite).
As would be expected given the close proximity to the City, there are plenty of excellent local restaurants to suit most palates. Nearby, within easy walking distance, you will find Billingsgate Fish Market which ensures the very best of seafood, all over London. Well worth a visit as there is a freezer unit in the house for your purchases. Opens to the public at 7.30am, till .30am.
An excellent Indian Restaurant is within easy 5 minutes walking distance and we have negotiated a 10% DISCOUNT for our guests. Also, a second Indian restaurants nearby South Quay train station, allows our guests a 10% discount. There is a 3rd Restaurant. full details of how to book these are given in the house.
This house offers a special retreat in a quiet private square, with the outside of the square being the property frontage, overlooking the River Thames. An ever changing view from each of the 3 levels. On the first floor you will find the large long open plan living area with a picture window taking up most of the wall, overlooking the River Thames.
In the centre of the living space is the dining area with strong solid wood seating and an oval glass dining table, seating up to 6 people. Then you have the kitchen area which has a breakfast bar with two high stools. The kitchen has a full sized dishwasher (we supply dishwasher tablets) a full sized fridge, a separate freezer cabinet, a washing machine which dries also, a double oven cooker with 4 hob plates plus a griddle side on the top. There's a large toasting area to the oven unit and we have a small toaster also, along with an electric coffee percolator, a microwave oven and all really that you would expect for a comfortable holiday home from home.
The famous Billingsgate Fish Market is nearby for the best catch of the day! Need to get there for 7.30am. They close at 8.30am. The fish from here supplies the whole of London’s restaurants, from 4.30am each day. You can buy small quantities though to suit your needs after 7.30am. They also serve brilliant breakfast of fresh smoked haddock with eggs.
For Groceries you will find all that you will need at our local supermarket which is 3 minutes walk from the house in Stewart Street.This opens at 7.30am each day and closes at 10pm., except on Sundays when it closes at 4.00pm. Then there are larger supermarkets such as the TESCO's across the road from South Quay Rail Station, this store is open till 11pm. A large ASDA supermarket is about 10 minutes walk.
There is a large print map prepared for you with these facilities marked out.
There are lots of local tourist attractions and a superb selection of speciality shops in nearby Canary Wharf. Here also you will find picnic areas in landscaped gardens with waterfalls and fountains, a very large selection of eateries and clothing shops. It's a very rich area, teaming with wealthy financial traders who live and work in the area.
We have many fine Restaurants nearby, not least is the 16th Century Smugglers Inn, 'The Gun' which you can see from our garden gate, just a short 3 minute walk away. In the other direction from the house is a notable Indian Restaurant that allow our guests 10% discount off the bill. (Details in the house) There are others too who provide this discount. Indeed, with a thriving business community we have many good eateries to suit all purses, too many to mention here, some are listed on the owners web site www.vacationsinlondon.com
Located in Zone 2 of Central London's Underground Network, it's the cheapest rail ticket for Central London's Underground, there's lots to do and see everywhere.
Getting around Town: With so much to see, we have excellent transport arrangements.
Traveling around is a breeze, literally. The River Bus operates during commuter hours every 15 minutes and there's also the Central London Underground, particularly the Jubilee Line. So one can be wisked off to pastures new, in minutes. We have 3 local rail stations in all.
Nearby there’s Canary Wharf, Greenwich, The Tower of London and Tower Bridge. It's the cheapest tube fare for town and very easy to reach everywhere in town from one of 3 local train stations, all part of the Central London Underground Network. It all depends on which direction of town you wish to travel to.
Also, there are Red London Buses, (Pick up point is right outside the square) Black London taxies, or the River bus which picks up from Canary Wharf Pier every 15 minutes. This is my favourite method.Travel up river to Westminster Pier, stopping at Tower Bridge Pier, then the Embankment (for the London Eye) or down river to Greenwich.(Royal Parks and Museums) The 3 local tube stations are 'South Quay' and 'Crossharbour' or 'Canary Wharf' on either the DLR Line or the Jubilee Line. both part of the Central London Underground Network.
I must not forget our local “Boris Bikes”, so named after our flamboyant Major of London. It was his initiative to install these bike docks all over town, possibly every half mile you will find one. Just £1 buys you an hour’s bike travel. The first half hour is free, so if you are smart you could cycle for 25 minutes, park the bike, wait 6 minutes and then take another bike for the next phase of your journey. 30 minutes covers a lot of ground in busy London streets. Cars are required to purchase a ticket to cover the congestion charge of £8.50 per day. Consequently, there are less cars in town. There are clearly defined cycle lanes everywhere and its very popular.
We can accept bookings online, by credit card, . Also, by English cheque or bank transfer. For a reference, we have been a a member of the English Tourist Council for 17 years, holding a 4* Certificate each year after an extensive annual inspection of the facilities and comfort level. So you can be assured that all is as it should be.
To hold the dates you require, we take a £200 deposit and then the balance becomes due 2 months before your arrival. We supply our guests with a confirmation of booking document which confirms all the aspects of the booking and the accommodation. Nearer the time of arrival we supply our guests with general directions from each of London’s airports and main hub train stations.
We hope you will get in touch, a quotation for your stay is quick and we would love to hear from you.
We offer a 10% DISCOUNT for same month bookings where dates are free, plus a 5%
Discount off the rates for returning guests.